Avnet MCU training videos deliver tips for faster programming

avnetlogo2Phoenix, Ariz. — Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas (EMA) has released its Microcontroller Technology Spotlight series of multimedia instructional videos. Available for download on Avnet EMA’s Online Technical Training Web site, the videos provide design engineers with technology overviews and demonstrations on some of the most innovative microcontroller technology solutions, said Avnet.

The first three videos in the series focus on practical real-world design examples implementing the Freescale Semiconductor Tower system, Texas Instruments Stellaris microcontrollers, and the mbed rapid prototyping microcontroller platform from NXP Semiconductors.

The training videos, narrated by Avnet’s microcontroller technology specialist Jim Carver, give users a programmer’s perspective on the features and benefits of the technologies, together with graphic visuals and easy-to-follow sample project builds. Avnet said engineers can get a complete run-down of product specifications, technical advice and insider tips for faster programming in less than 20 minutes.

“Today’s engineers are under tremendous pressure to innovate on tighter budgets within more compressed time-to-market windows,” said Dayna Badhorn, director, centralized technical support, Avnet Electronics Marketing, in a statement. “These videos can help meet these challenges by providing designers with unbiased technical instruction in a format that is user friendly, technologically substantive and readily accessible any time, anywhere there is Internet access.”

The new Spotlight video series for microcontroller engineers is another component of Avnet EMA’s Centralized Technical Support strategy, which also includes online technical forums, Avnet OnDemand product videos and technical support experts.